Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Rolling Out The Barrels
It’s hard to believe, but it’s only been two years or so since Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) started brewing its fine beers in Midtown. In that short time the brewery has garnered a slew of awards and accolades and become a fixture in many area bars and restaurants. Now, UCBC is getting ready to expand its operations, on a fairly grand scale. The company has announced it’s in the early stages of planning a second, much larger, production brewery. The new $10 million facility will be housed in the former Renard Paper Company building at 4465 Manchester Ave., on the west end of The Grove. The brewery is partnering with Green Street St. Louis, a local real estate company dedicated to sustainable development and other green initiatives, to renovate the 70,000 square-foot building and integrate it into the neighborhood.
The new facility is slated to open in early 2014, and is expected to bump UCBC’s production to about 15,000 barrels. To give you an idea of how this new location will impact the company’s business, they estimate they’ll roll out about 7,000 barrels this year.